Travel Diary by Kesang Ball

Paris to Tokyo, Trippin with Ellington Hammond


Photographer Ellington Hammond talks Trippin from Paris to Tokyo, why he travels and shows us all the pictures he took along the way. When he isn't tripping across continents, the photographer is shooting campaigns for the likes of Nike, ASAP mob and Moncler.

Why do you travel?

I like to step outside of my comfort zone and what I’m used to to be exposed to new ideas and experiences. I hate routine.

How would you describe Paris to someone who’s never been?

Pride, history and narrative everywhere.

What was the best thing you ate / saw / experienced on the trip?

A man playing the guitar I couldn’t hear on a subway car across from the one I was on.

What took you to Tokyo?

I was on tour with my friends who are artists. This was my third time. I just love the bright lights, the fast pace and how despite all that, it still feels peaceful.

Is there anyone you met on your trip that’s made a lasting impression?

No. I’m a quiet person at heart but should talk to people more.

What’s in your camera collection?

Leica M6, Mamiya 7ii, Contax G2 & T3, Canon 1dx, Hasselblad 503cw, and a Leica Q.

What’s next for Ellington?

I want to shoot for publications and also write an original short film.

Submit a ‘track that makes you feel like taking trips’ for our Spotify playlist.

Fingerprints – Hiatus Kaiyote

Thanks Ellington!

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